PHOTO CALL: "I'm So Excited!" Bayside: The UnMusical! Brings "Saved by the Bell" to the New York Stage

By Matthew Blank
September 27, 2012

Zack, Slater, Kelly, Jessie, Screech, Lisa, Mr. Belding and even Tori are back in action, with a song to sing. Bayside! The UnMusical!, the "hilarious, unofficial and unauthorized musical parody" of the iconic 1990s high school sitcom "Saved by the Bell," is playing a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Kraine Theater on East 4th Street.

"It’s just a typical day for the students of Bayside High until they find out their favorite (and only) hangout spot, The Max, is closing unless they can raise an unreasonable amount of money ($500)," according to production notes. "How will Zack and the gang raise enough money to save The Max? Will Zack and Kelly breakup forever?! Is Slater going to quit wrestling?! Who will develop an incurable caffeine addiction?! Will Screech die?! Find out this and much, much, much more at Bayside! The UnMusical!"

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JD Scalzo, Israel Vinas, Rachel Witz and Zachary Peters
Photo by Curtis Peel

Written and directed by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the cast features JD Scalzo as Zack Morris, Caitlin Claessens as Kelly Kapowski, Israel Vinas as A.C. Slater, April Kidwell as Jessie Spano, Rachel Witz as Screech, Shamira Clark as Lisa Turtle and Zachary Peters as Mr. B/Max.

Additional performances are scheduled for Oct 2, 3, 10, 11, 16 and 17 at the Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)). All shows are at 8 PM.

Tickets, priced $15, may be purchased at